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The 10 Best Kids' Skis of 2024

By: Jordan Sunshine: Ski Buyer | October 15, 2023


Buying kids' skis presents a unique challenge. Every parent wants to see their child fall in love with the activities that they enjoy, so good gear that makes skiing fun is essential. But kids grow fast, so investing in expensive skis that might not even fit them for a full season is a real concern. And kids have their own style preferences, so it can be challenging to find skis that they think are “cool.” Luckily, this list of the best kids' skis makes that easy.

New This Year:

2024 is marking a progressive shift in the realm of kids' skis, with a strong emphasis on embracing inclusivity in design. Moving away from traditional gender-specific palettes, brands are now offering more gender-neutral color options. This not only broadens the spectrum of choices available but also allows young skiers to select gear that truly resonates with their personal style, irrespective of gender norms. This fresh approach to design ensures that the next generation of skiers is introduced to a sport where individuality is celebrated, and the slopes become a canvas for self-expression.

Atomic Bent Chetler Mini Skis - Kids' 2024

Atomic Bent Chetler Mini

You know they're ready when they start chasing you around the backcountry, only flailing when the snow gets deep. Give the kid a break and buy them a pair of the Atomic Bent Chetler Mini Skis, the right tool for soft snow freeriding for the short set. With Powder Rocker to tame the freshies and the same awesome Chris Benchetler artwork on the topsheets as the adult versions, the "Mini" will reinforce the notion that parents are the good guys and skiing is all it's cracked up to be.

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90No$349.95 - $399.95

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Völkl Revolt 86 Scorpion Skis - Kids' 2024

Völkl Revolt 86 Scorpion

The Völkl Revolt 86 Scorpion is that unicorn ride that lets you have it all - a viable all-mountain ride for those mandatory laps with the fam and a true twin tip rocker profile for sending it in the park with your buds. Völkl puts their stamp of quality on this ski, laying it up with a real Mulitlayer Woodcore for pop and performance and a Cap Sidewall for durability. When you're looking for all-mountain freestyle versatility for a smaller human, this ski has no equal and rocks the "stinger" to prove it.

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Völkl Deacon Junior Skis + 4.5 vMotion Jr Bindings - Kids' 2024

Völkl Deacon Junior Skis + 4.5 vMotion Jr Bindings

The Völkl Deacon Junior Skis + 4.5 vMotion Jr Bindings are a great way to introduce your young ripper to the slopes and save yourself the hassle of standing in the rental line week after week. This setup is easy for smaller skiers to get along with and built with tough, durable materials.

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Black Crows Junius Skis - Kids' 2024

Black Crows Junius

The freshly constructed Black Crows Junius Skis now features ABS sidewalls and a woodcore to get your small person up and running seamlessly, with a classic double rocker profile and easy-turning flex. Make the most of your ski day and let the kids know how much fun this sport is with the Junius under their feet.

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Elan Maxx Orange Skis + Shift EL 4.5 GW Bindings - Kids' 2024

Elan Maxx Orange Skis + Shift EL 4.5 GW Bindings

Get the little ones stoked early and keep 'em that way with the Elan Sky Skis + EL 4.5 GW Bindings. These puppies have a classic foam core and cap construction, but with the added benefit of U-Flex Technology which allows the ski to flex more easily and consistently for easier turns and reliable pizzas.

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Salomon QST Jr M Skis + L6 GW Bindings - Kids' 2024

Salomon QST Jr M Skis + L6 GW Bindings

The Salomon QST Jr M Skis + L6 GW Bindings are a tool for junior-sized progression that won't break the bank. With Salomon's long record of quality and safety, you can be assured the QST junior skis and bindings are the perfect match for those closest to you, and the best way to ensure they'll wind up loving the sport.

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K2 Luv Bug Skis + FDT 4.5 Bindings - Kids' 2024

K2 Luv Bug Skis + FDT 4.5 Bindings

The K2 Luv Bug Skis + FDT 4.5 Bindings are the perfect introduction to a lifetime of skiing fun for kids just starting out or working their way through the "pizza to french fry" progression. Light, easy to maneuver composite core construction with a cap topsheet for better durability and softer torsional flex make it easy to make the leap to skiing mastery.

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Atomic Maven Girl Skis + L 6 GW Bindings - Kids' 2024

Atomic Maven Girl Skis + L 6 GW Bindings

Growing kids deserve fun skis that help them learn, good thing you're looking at the The Atomic Maven Girl Skis + L6 GW Bindings. Made with a lightweight foam core for easy maneuverability, tough Duracap sidewalls that stand up to anything, and fun swirly graphics that any vibrant kiddo will love, these are two planks that won't have them thinking twice about trying new runs and ripping it up.

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Line Skis Bacon Shorty Skis - Kids' 2024

Line Skis Bacon Shorty

A genuine wood core pow ski for those of shorter stature, the Line Skis Bacon Shorty Skis are our recommended solution for deep days for charging juniors and small women who can't find an appropriate length in an adult ski. The 107mm waist in a 155 is like a 120mm waist in a 180, so there's plenty of float and plenty of guts for shorties who want to line it up and go big.

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Völkl Mantra Jr Skis - Kids' 2024

Völkl Mantra Jr

The Völkl Mantra Jr Skis have been at the top of the heap for junior rippers for years, if not decades, and the latest version still stands tall in a world full of dumbed-down foam core shorties. You get a genuine Full Sensor Woodcore and Full Sidewall construction just like Völkl's premier adult skis, and the power and precision you know Völkl delivers across the board. When Junior is ready to step up and ski like a boss, this is the plank to put him or her on.

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The Selection Process:

Our ski buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things skiing stemming from years of experience in the ski industry in tandem with their countless hours spent on slopes everywhere from groomers to the remote backcountry around the world. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jordan Sunshine

I was born and raised in northern Vermont and moved west as soon as I turned 18. I bounced around the PNW for a while eventually following evo’s store openings to Denver where I have called home since and although I will always take even the wettest of pow days, have come to appreciate any day skiing in the sun, be it with friends or my kids.

I have been skiing since I was 2 and started working in a ski shop when I was 14, which was way more fun than washing dishes. Over the years I have worked as a ski tech, boot fitter, liftie, product copywriter, and eventually came to manage evo’s Portland and Denver stores. Now I am the Ski Buyer, overseeing ski hardgoods and backcountry accessories.